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HAMILTON WRIST WATCH MILITARY?? "Click" to Login or Register 
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Hey, I usually stay over on the pocket watch side, but its a little slow Big Grin
Did the Hamilton 747 movement have military applications Confused
I gather it was a late 40's to a mid 50's movement and I wonder if any were used in our military Confused I was thinking they were all just hour/minute/seconds bit with no hack features.Confused Thanks Smile
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bb
 
Posts: 6364 | Location: Texas in the USA | Registered: July 27, 2009
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I know next to nothing about wrist watches but looking around the web it seems the grade 747 was used from about 1946-1955. The other examples I found are also marked USMC & then the OF number. Other sites list them as military movements & non hacking.

The Training Manual 9-1575 doesn't list that watch but the markings OF were for 15-17 jewel wrist watches in water proof cases.

Tom
 
Posts: 5107 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2007
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Thanks for the info and help Tom Smile
I find it strange that they were issued for what they are, a basic timepiece Eek A very interesting watch non the less.
Regards,
bb
 
Posts: 6364 | Location: Texas in the USA | Registered: July 27, 2009
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Didn't help much, but I at least learned a little.

Tom
 
Posts: 5107 | Location: New Mexico in the USA | Registered: January 27, 2007
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